by Ramona Ring in New Art on Saturday 8 October 2011

The self-taught artist, Tom Banwell, who resides in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in northern California, is working majorly in the genre of steampunk in which he makes fascinating gasmasks, helmets and accoutrements which he stitches by hand out of formed oak-tanned leather.
Steampunk leather gasmask (2)
Steampunk leather gasmask (3)